R J Dent’s Gothic novella, Deliverance, is a Victorian tale of maternity, infanticide and cannibalism.
Once described by an editor as ‘too horrific to publish’, Deliverance is now finally available to download as a Kindle book.
R J Dent says: ‘I wrote Deliverance after reading Stephen King’s story, ‘Survivor Type’ (in Skeleton Crew). I wondered if I could write a more horrific story. Because Deliverance was set in the Victorian era, I used some of the more well-known Gothic conventions: (gentleman’s club gathering as a frame-narrative, archaic English, travel by ship,) in an attempt to add to the atmosphere of unease. If Deliverance is a shocking, provocative, challenging horror story, then I’ve succeeded.’
Here is the link to Deliverance at Amazon: